Jacopo Pagin Italian, b. 1988


Jacopo Pagin is an Italian artist who lives and works in Brussels. He graduated in Painting and Decoration from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. In 2018 he obtained his Master's degree in Fine Arts at Luca school of arts in Brussels.

Painting plays a privileged role in its practice, it is often combined with sound and poetry through performance within theatrical-looking environments.


The elements that animate Jacopo Pagin's environments are orchestrated to formulate enigmas. Visually, painting plays the central role, while sound forms the magical and invisible backbone of the scene. Both Pagin's performances and sound sculptures have a distinct musical feature. Dilated trance and Ambient soundscapes host spoken word poetry. The text is interpreted by digitally altered voices that draw the audience into an immersive listening experience. Costumes, dance and stage structures tactfully reconnect the dialogue between sound and painting.


In Pagin's visual language, he is initially inspired by nature, then intuitively drawn into psychological investigations. During this process, Pagin tries to overcome the personal and autobiographical dimension in order to establish symbolic ties with collective temporality and spirituality. In this perspective, the unconscious dimension is combined with images from his research. Pagin views painting as a formidable device, like a time machine, through which he can re-use and reinterpret the gestures and techniques of the past to continually re-identify himself through diverse means.


Mimicry, disguise and the exercise of impersonation have led him to embrace and internalise contradictions connecting abstraction and figuration, expression and mannerism, illusion and decoration, religion and mundanity. The opportunities for a 'mise-en-scène' lay the foundations of the narrative within his settings.



Horizons Perdus - Pavillon Southway, Marseille (Solo show)

Alternating Currents - Parallel Circuit, Teheran

Le Fou Sauvage - SB34, Brussels (Curator)

Crystal Whisper- Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show)



Anima Mundi- Abbaye de Saint-Victor, Manifesta XIII, Marseille

Limbo - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Another Brown World - Edicola Radetzky, Milan (Solo Show)

Narcissus? - Base-Alpha Galley, Antwerp



Mental - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Two of Hearts - SB34 , Brussels (Curator)

Here on Earth - Cunst-link, Brussels (Solo show)

Savage - Galleria Otto Zoo, Milan

The Good the Purpled the Weird - HVW8 Gallery, Berlin

Answers Come In Dreams - 76.4, Brussels (Solo show)

Heat Company IIII - After Howl, Brussels

Waterworlds and Liquid Fun - Chalton Gallery, London

Velvet Ropes - Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp

Une Poesie Contemporane - La Vallée, Brussels

GIFC, Got it for Cheap - Costume House, Toronto + Agnes B Headquarter,

Paris + The Hole,

NY + Soil Gallery, Seattle + Western Exhibitions - Chicago + DATELINE, Denver.

Supermarket Art Fair - SB34 space, Copenaghen



Meeting old Friends - W139, Amsterdam

LUX - Cas-co, Leuven

To Flower to Flow - Luca graduation show, Brussels



GIFC, Got it for Cheap - The Hole, NYC + Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo + Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm + 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA + Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta.





South Way Studio, Marseille





MFA at LUCA school of art in Brussels



Degree in Decoration at Academy of Fine Arts of Venice



Member and founder of the project Raskol